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From Scott Taylor <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Install
Date Mon, 14 Oct 2002 16:37:35 GMT

Still getting same error message. For now I won't need SSL if that makes it 

[root@localhost init.d]# ./httpd start
        Apache Web ServerSyntax error on line 88 of 
Cannot load /etc/httpd/modules/ into server: 
/etc/httpd/modules/ undefined symbol: sk_new_null

What is /usr/sbin/httpd then?


On Monday 14 October 2002 3:25 pm, Boyle Owen wrote:
> See comments below...
> BTW, you're getting there :-)
> >-----Original Message-----
> From: Scott Taylor []
> >Sorry I have Red Hat 7.3.
> OK.
> >Here is output from the commands you gave me:
> >
> >[root@localhost init.d]# which httpd
> >/usr/sbin/httpd
> OK - so this is your executable (i.e. the compiled binary machine code
> thingy).
> >[root@localhost init.d]# httpd -V
> >...
> > -D SERVER_CONFIG_FILE="/etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf"
> This is the config file. So this is what you edit when you want to
> change things.
> >[root@localhost init.d]# ps -ef |grep apache
> >root      4607  3953  0 15:10 pts/1    00:00:00 grep apache
> So no apache is running - Good.
> >1. You say concatenate to get actual Apache path, but the
> >HTTPD_ROOT is /usr
> >and SERVER_CONFIG_FILE is /etc...
> Yeah, well, RedHat do it differently from the "classic" install - don't
> ask me why. The important thing is to locate the executable and config.
> >2. The file DEFAULT_PIDLOG path (/var/httpd/ does
> >not appear to
> >exist in my filesystem, and using ps ax shows no httpd process
> That's OK - the pid file is removed when apache exits cleanly. I only
> mentioned it because if you do have a rogue apache running somewhere, it
> is the easiest way to kill it.
> >3. tail -f /var/log/httpd/error_log just sits there and thinks
> Of course it sits (check the man page for "tail"). It is waiting for
> something to be written to the file then it will echo it to the screen.
> Whenever I restart apache, I always set up a tail -f on the errorlog in
> another window - it lets you see immediately what the program wrote to
> the log.
> >Here is output looking for S50apache (which I don't appear to
> >have either)
> >
> >[root@localhost rc.d]# grep httpd init.*/*
> >init.d/httpd:# processname: httpd
> >init.d/httpd:# pidfile: /var/run/
> > ...etc..
> That's it! - the shell script *is* /etc/init.d/httpd! So from now on,
> you can start and stop apache like this (login as root to start and
> stop):
> # /etc/init.d/httpd stop
> # /etc/init.d/httpd start
> BTW, the S50apache file will be in /etc/rc.local/rc3.d or somewhere..
> Maybe do
> # find /etc/rc.local -name "*apache"
> # find /etc/rc.local -name "*httpd"
> >Am I going to have to do a reinstall?
> Don't think so - everything is where it should be (if you are the crazy
> RedHat guy who thought up this location scheme :-)
> You should now be able to start apache by typing, as root:
> # /etc/init.d/httpd start
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